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Private sleuth, wife held for ‘extortion’

first_imgThe Anti Extortion Cell (AEC) of the Thane police has allegedly caught red-handed a private detective and his wife, while accepting ₹1 crore extortion money from an IAS officer, who was sent on leave earlier this year pending an inquiry for alleged corruption, police said on Friday. According to the police, the couple, arrested on Thursday from Dombivali in neighbouring Thane district, had threatened to defame the IAS officer, Radheshyam Mopalwar, using recordings of his purported phone conversations. Satish Mangle, who works as a private detective, and his wife Shraddha had allegedly demanded ₹7 crore from the IAS officer for not releasing those tapes and also to retract their allegations of corruption against him which were made earlier.last_img

Liverpool’s Andy Robertson Picks Between Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo as World’s Best

first_img Andy Robertsoncristiano ronaldofootballlionel messi First Published: September 26, 2019, 12:58 PM IST While the eternal debate of ‘ who is better’ between Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus, has divided players for years, Liverpool star Andy Robertson has an answer, which to him, is clear as day.A recent interview with ESPN saw Roberston reveal that Lionel Messi was not only the greatest player in world football today, but was also the greatest footballer of all time. In the interview, Roberston was faced with a rapid-fire on several topics in sixty seconds, during which he replied Messi to questions like “the best footballer in the world now?” and “best footballer ever?”Robertson also acknowledged that Kylian Mbappe is the hardest player he has played against. On being asked who is the best left-back in the world now, Roberston was quick to reply that it is Jordi Alba.When he was asked which was the proudest moment for him in football, Robertson replied that it was “Winning the Champions League”.The Liverpool footballer also recounted Jurgen Klopp’s team talk before the UEFA Champions League (UCL) final win over Tottenham Hotspur. Furthermore, he revealed that Selhurst Park (home of Crystal Palace) was his favourite away game in the Premier League.Notably, even though Messi won the best player in the world trophy at the Best FIFA Football Awards 2019, he voted for Sadio Mane as the best player in the world, rounding off his top three choices with Cristiano Ronaldo and Frenkie De Jong.Cristiano Ronaldo on his part voted his Juventus team-mate Matthijs De Ligt as the best player over the course of the year, completely snubbing Messi from his top three. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

Sri Lanka unhappy with Jayawardenas England role at World T20

first_imgColombo, Feb 27 (PTI) Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has expressed disappointment at former captain Mahela Jayawardene taking up the role of consultant with the England team for the upcoming ICC World T20. Jayawardena is to continue his batting mentors role with the England team, a job he had already performed with them in the UAE in the last series against Pakistan. “A cricketer joining another nation so close to his retirement is not a good thing, SLC chairman Thilanga Sumathipala told reporters yesterday. “I am of the view that a player who retires from international cricket should not be allowed to work as an expert of another team at least for a period of two years,” Sumathipala said. “This is because he will be aware of inside information on strengths and weaknesses. These are strategic secrets. This is a question of ethics in sport not anything personally against Mahela Jayawardena. I respect him for his vast knowledge of the game.” Jayawardena retired from international cricket in 2014 and since then Sri Lankas international rankings have nose dived. This was exacerbated by the retirement of Kumar Sangakkara. Sri Lanka lost two home series to India and Pakistan last year since their retirement, and also lost the number one ranking in T20 cricket. Interestingly, both Sri Lanka and Eggland are clubbed in the same group inthe World T20. Jayawardene had previously worked with England for two Tests, during their tour to the UAE in 2015. He played his last ODI for Sri Lanka in March last year, but had quit T20s in April 2014. PTI Cor AH AHadvertisementlast_img read more

International Students’ Day: Some common faces we see in the classroom

first_imgThe student life is a mish-mash of amazing characters with aspiring faces each hoping to become a singer, a musician or a sports person. Here is a list of some popular classroom characters that will take you back to your school life.  The Queen Bee: The most attractive girl of the class struts around with an imaginary crown on her head. Surrounded by her train of “popular girls”, she is the queen of the class, and she won’t let you forget it. The Sports Guy: The ‘Messi’ of the class may not be raking in the A’s on the report card, but you will frequently find him cutting classes to push around that football on the field, often getting mud-covered in the process.The Painter: The black board is full of intrinsic geometrical figures but he is busy in painting his imaginary characters. The ‘da Vinci’ of the class will be doodling on the last pages of his textbooks, on desks, walls, and even in exam papers if he can get away with it. The Singer: The class singer will be singing the loudest and clearest in every classroom antakshari. She will also be doing the same in inter-class and inter-school singing competitions, while collecting prizes in the process.The Copying Machine: He can hardly do the most basic of sums, and might not even know who Shakespeare is. But come result day, and his report card shows decent marks. When asked how, he gives the credit to his actively roving third eye. advertisementThe Back Benchers: The back benchers of the class have no interest in the lesson being taught. They are either playing book cricket, eating tiffin, reading something else or discussing the latest video game released.The Gossip Machine: Sharukh or Salman? Kohli or Rahane? Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings? The gossip machines can go on for hours and days, constantly replenishing their gossip supplies from the latest magazine or TV show.The Hard Worker: The Hard Worker of the class is the most sincere of the lot. While the others are enjoying in recess, he is calmly preparing for the next class, or finishing the homework given ahead of time. Despite all his effort, he might not top the class, but manages to bag the second place. The Bully: The “Bhai”of the class has a taunt ready for every student who isn’t quite that outspoken. No matter how unjustified the comment is, woe unto you if you try to protest. You better reserve a spot in the doctor’s room of your school before you try to go up against the Bully. The Class Bunkers: The class bunkers will slyly make their way out of the school gates without anyone realising. For them, a movie hall or a park are more attractive places to spend their class hours than the six-inch shabby wall of the classroom.Read: Country celebrates the National Education Day: Know about the educational qualification of Chief Ministers of Indian states Read: 10 English words with tricky pronunciationFor more details, follow India Today Education or you can write to us at education.intoday@gmail.comlast_img read more

IPL 2019: Ponting, Ganguly know how to make match winners, says Shikhar Dhawan

first_imgSix punishing years and a name change later, Delhi Capitals have finally qualified for the playoffs in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Their 16-run win over Royal Challengers Bangalore on Sunday sealed their place in the knockout stages of the tournament in the 12th edition of the IPL. Delhi last made it to the playoffs in 2012 under Virender Sehwag’s leadership.Having failed to rise to the challenges of the cash-rich league in the last few seasons, Delhi have finally turned the tables this season and are sitting pretty with 16 points from 12 games. The remaining two matches will be all about maintaining supremacy and finishing the group stages on a high. After all, a top-two finish will mean that DC get two bites at the cherry in the playoffs.Even as people have spoken about the balanced approach in this Delhi outfit and the leadership group which has been bolstered by the addition of former India skipper Sourav Ganguly as the advisor, it is the job of the senior boys to go out and show the way to the young turks on the field of play. And the man who has done that with panache this season for DC is Shikhar Dhawan.While everyone has been talking about Kolkata Knight Riders all-rounder Andre Russell and Mumbai Indians all-rounder Hardik Pandya’s power hitting this season, Dhawan has quietly moved to number three in the run-getters’ list with 451 runs from 12 games. A slightly lower strike-rate of 137.08 is justified by the fact that DC batsmen have had to cope with the low and slow tracks at the Feroz Shah Kotla. But what stands out is the conviction he has shown in adapting to every situation thrown at him.advertisementBut for Gabbar, as he is fondly called, it is all about the team. Asked to reveal the secret behind Delhi’s resurrection this season, the India opener points at the two men at the helm of affairs – head coach Ricky Ponting and advisor Ganguly.”The coaches play an important role and in Ponting and dada (Ganguly) we have two former skippers who led their teams successfully and know how to go about the job of planning and strategising. They know how to prepare players and give them confidence,” he told IANS.Coming to the players in the team, Dhawan feels that firing in all departments is the reason why the team has managed to rise through the ranks and sit at the top of the points table.”The team is balanced and both the batting and bowling department has the required arsenal. The Indian players in the top-order like Rishabh (Pant), Prithvi (Shaw), skipper Shreyas (Iyer) or me as well as the overseas players have built a nice blend of youth and experience. Ishant (Sharma) has also bowled well and it has been a complete team effort,” he explained.While Dhawan has spoken about every aspect of the team except for his own form, he does reveal that coming home has been a motivation of sorts. The opener last played for Delhi in the opening season when they were called Delhi Daredevils.”The confidence is high and I am enjoying the momentum I have gained (at the top of the order). I have been enjoying myself with Delhi. I am back with the team after 11 years so that is a reason to rejoice. The team has been doing well and that adds to the joy,” he smiled.Also Read | Delhi Capitals star Rishabh Pant surpasses Kumar Sangakkara to set new IPL recordAlso Read | I don’t care about records: Hardik Pandya after 34-ball 91 vs KKRAlso Seelast_img read more

Pep planning move into international management

first_imgManchester City Man City boss Guardiola planning move into international management Chris Burton 21:36 6/2/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Pep Guardiola Manchester City Getty Images Manchester City Guardiola Spain Belgium World Cup Premier League The Catalan has no intention of quitting his current post any time soon, but he is eager to experience life in the dugout at a World Cup in the future Pep Guardiola is not planning on leaving Manchester City any time soon, but he is looking to move into international management at some stage in the future.The 47-year-old has enjoyed a trophy-laden career in club coaching, with a Premier League title added to his roll of honour in 2017-18.Having previously tasted domestic success at Barcelona and Bayern Munich, along with European glory while at Camp Nou, the Catalan has established a reputation as one of the very best in the business. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now City are hoping that they will be the ones to benefit from his considerable talents for many years to come, but Guardiola has revealed that he wants to grace a World Cup dugout further down the line.He told HLN during a visit to Belgium: “Doesn’t every successful coach dream of training a national team?“I want to be at a World Cup or European Championship once again, yes. “For now, I want to stay where I am. But if someone makes me on offer in the future, I’m still young.”Guardiola graced just one World Cup in his playing days – the 1994 event in the United States – with injuries restricting him to only one other outing at a major finals, with a quarter-final berth secured at Euro 2000.His previous comments on international management suggest that Spain are the only nation he would consider coaching, with a future role with England having been ruled out.He told reporters back in October 2017: “Always I believe that English people have to be manager for the national team, the Brazilian people have to be manager for the Brazilian team.”With that in mind, Guardiola was quick to distance himself from a Belgian post currently occupied by Roberto Martinez.Kevin De Bruyne BelgiumHe was, however, happy to talk up the qualities of a Red Devils squad which boasts two of his star turns at City – with Vincent Kompany and Kevin De Bruyne part of the ranks.“This is a unique generation of Devils,” said Guardiola.“The amount of great players in your national team is great – attackers, midfielders, defenders and a fantastic goalkeeper. “Hopefully Belgium can start the World Cup well – the first match will be the most important one. If you come out with confidence…”Belgium will open their campaign against Panama on June 18 before going on to face Tunisia and England in Group G.last_img read more

Massive Events Planned For World Childrens Day

first_imgUNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham, President of Chile Michelle Bachelet, singer, songwriter and actress Pink, actress Millie Bobby Brown, singers, songwriters and musicians Chloe x Halle, legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and FCB and FCB Foundation are among the many stars, leaders and organizations lending their voices to children for World Children’s Day, UNICEF has announced.“It’s a fun day with a serious point. A day for children by children to help save children’s lives, fight for their rights and help them fulfill their potential,” said Justin Forsyth, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director.The day, set for November 20, marks the anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the mobilization of the first World Children’s Day. Children from around the world will ‘take over’ key roles in media, politics, business, sport and entertainment to help save children’s lives, fight for their rights and fulfil their potential.13-year-old British star of hit series Stranger Things 2 Millie Bobby Brown, who is backing the initiative, said: “I am so excited for the first ever global celebration of World Children’s Day on November 20th with UNICEF. It’s our day, everyone! A day for us to raise our voices and unite. So let’s do it – in our schools, with our friends, with our families!”Below is a calendar of key events:Tuesday, November 14:Spanish footballer and New York City FC captain David Villa will be put through his paces in a training session led by children from his New York DV7 Soccer Academy.Wednesday, November 15:Children from around the world will take over singer, songwriter and actress P!nk’s latest smash hit What about us with a brand new music video cover of the song. French music group and UNICEF Ambassadors Kids United, PS22 Chorus and a group of child musicians and dancers have recorded their own version of the track for children, by children.P!nk said: “This World Children’s Day, I am teaming up with UNICEF to remind the world that children and young people’s voices matter and that their perspectives must be included in the decisions that will shape their future. I am excited to lend What About Us to a global kids take over on November 20 as we celebrate the power of kids around the world speaking out about the issues that affect them.”Saturday, November 18:All Blacks rugby stars Ryan Crotty, Kane Hames and Jeffery Toomaga-Allen will team up to hold a special one-off training session with children, sharing skills and practising game moves.Actors and philanthropists Debora-lee Furness and Hugh Jackman are supporting the fundraising efforts for World Children’s Day through #Workout for Water – taking place in gyms in over 100 countries. Instructors and gym goers can participate to help children and their families access safe water, healthcare and food in some of the world’s poorest nations. Click here.Monday, November 20:World Children’s Day event at the United Nations, New York. UNICEF will bring together high-profile supporters, influencers and special guests alongside children who represent some of the world’s most vulnerable children to speak out to the international community on issues that matter to them. Singers, songwriters and musicians Chloe x Halle will debut a specially penned track to mark the day. Isabela Moner from Transformers: The Last Knight and Nickelodeon, Logan actress Dafne Keen, Jaden Michael, star of Wonderstruck; Zari, star of the local Afghan version of Sesame Street; and Sherrie Westin, Executive Vice President of Global Impact, Sesame Workshop will all join UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and 150 children in a take-over of United Nations Headquarters.Blue carpet photo call from 09.00am – 09:45am ET in the United Nation’s East Foyer. Media should arrive at 08:30am.World Children’s Day event at the Palais des Nations, Geneva. In Geneva, around 200 children and young people will ‘take over’ the Palais des Nations, with the participation of the Director-General of the United Nations Office in Geneva (UNOG) Mr. Michael Møller. The French youth music group and UNICEF Ambassadors, Kids United, will perform their version of P!nk’s smash hit What About Us, in an event organized entirely by young people.UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham will release a short film in which he quizzes children about their views of the world. During the heartwarming film, Beckham is seen in conversation with five children asking a series of questions such as what changes they would like to see for children in the future and what rules they would give grown-ups.The film was recorded in New York with children aged 6-10 years-old: Smith (6), Jenna (7), Fiona (7), Jayla (8) and Royce (10).Beckham said: “This World Children’s Day we are handing over the reins to children, encouraging them to speak out for each other. One important lesson from my travels with UNICEF is that we need to listen to children about the world they want to live in. On November 20th children will unite to discuss what matters most to them such as violence, bullying, education and demand a better future for every child.”In Spain, the mighty FC Barcelona football pitch, home of UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Leo Messi, will be taken over by 24 children aged 9 and 10 years-old who will be put through their paces in a practice session with Coach Ernesto Valverde, before being joined by the players for the game handshake. Children will also storm the boardroom and take over the roles of President and Vice President at the Club’s Board of Directors. Over at Fundació FC Barcelona, children will take over key roles.In India, 22 special child athletes aged 13-18 years-old will take over the cricket field and play with legendary cricketer and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Sachin Tendulkar and UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Justin Forsyth. At the event, 14 year old Raseel Arora will also unveil a unique idea ‘cricket scoreboard’ idea that recognizes girls’ achievements in India.In Copenhagen, South Korean actor and long-serving national UNICEF Ambassador Ahn Sung-ki will help children take over the work of the world’s largest humanitarian supply warehouse.In Accra, 10 children from eight African countries will tell the world about the Africa they want during a series of TED Talk-style events called Africa Dialogues. The event will be streamed live, and recordings of the 5-10 minute talks by the children will be disseminated on digital platforms. The children come from Burkina Faso, Guinea, Cote d’Ivoire, Togo, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, and Gambia. Click here.Around the world, leaders across levels of government will support World Children’s Day, including Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau, Taoiseach of Ireland (Prime Minister) Leo Varadkar, President of France Emmanuel Macron, Prime Minister of Jordan Hani Al-Mulki, President of Chile Michelle Bachelet and with support from the United States Conference of Mayors, mayors from across the U.S. will participate.More than 50 organizations globally will turn over roles to children including LEGO, Qantas and H&M Foundation. For example, to celebrate children’s right to play, children will take over the roles of Chairman of the LEGO Foundation Thomas Kirk Kristiansen, and Chief Marketing Officer of the LEGO Group Julia Goldin. The children will spend the day directing a team of advertising creatives at LEGO House and LEGO offices in the making of a LEGO stop-motion advert on the power of play to be released early January 2018.In schools around the world, children will also take over classrooms and assemblies to raise their voices and fundraise in solidarity with the world’s most disadvantaged and vulnerable children.last_img read more

RCTs Guidance Automation improves mining productivity for IGOs Jaguar

first_imgRCT’s Automation technology is providing innovative automation solutions at Independence Group (IGO)’s Jaguar operation, located 60 km north of Leonora in Western Australia. Jaguar, a high-grade zinc-copper-silver mine that IGO has managed since 2011, is no stranger to RCT’s Smart Technology, with the ControlMaster® Teleremote deployed on their Caterpillar 1700G loaders for the past few years.In November 2017, IGO upgraded to RCT’s state-of-the-art Guidance Automation Solution in order to speed up bogging cycle times, increase production, and minimise risk of damage to the loaders. According to Grant Hancock, Alternate Underground Manager at IGO’s Jaguar Operation, the upgrade has already delivered immediate and substantial benefits. “Since introducing the Guidance technology, we have experienced a significant reduction in cycle times for the bogger, with a 32% improvement in cycle times when bogging on long tram routes,” explained Hancock.“We realised that the greater the tram length, the greater the improvement. Recently in long winding drive, our operators tell us that the difference between Guidance and normal Teleremote is approximately 3:1 buckets.” The Guidance Automation solution controls the machine’s steering, braking and speed. The speed is determined by the minimum width of the drive and the look-ahead distance of the on-board laser units as well as the object detection feature to further assist in tight areas.In addition to the improvement in tramming times, there has also been a reduction in damage done to the machines, which is another added advantage to introducing automated technology. “There has been little to no damage on the bogger that is on Guidance compared to the other bogger that is not,” said Hancock. “This is positive on our bottom line because it means the bogger is spending less time in the maintenance shop and more time underground moving ore,” he said. Overall feedback from those working at the Jaguar operation has been very positive, with both the bogger operators enjoying the opportunity to be introduced to innovative new mining technologies, and management seeing tangible improvements in the production cycles adding significant value to the IGO business.last_img read more

De 1990 à 2007 lempreinte carbone des Français est restée la même

first_imgDe 1990 à 2007, l’empreinte carbone des Français est restée la mêmeFrance – Malgré les efforts des Français et des autorités, le pays n’est pas parvenu à diminuer son empreinte carbone entre 1990 et 2007. Le volume total des émissions de CO2 est ainsi resté le même.Les industries en tête, la France a fait de nombreux efforts ces dernières années pour consommer et produire plus durablement. Pour autant, les conséquences de cet effort ne se font pour le moment pas ressentir sur le bilan carbone du pays, qui est resté le même en 2007 par rapport à 1990. Un résultat décevant qui se traduit par l’émission de 438 millions de tonnes de CO2, explique le Commissariat général du développement durable à l’AFP.Pour autant, dans le détail, l’effort des industries apparaît très nettement puisque leur bilan carbone a lui diminué de 10%. Un bon chiffre contrebalancé par celui des services et transports qui a grimpé de 30% en moyenne ainsi que celui des ménages. Pas de quoi se décourager pour autant pour la commissaire au Développement durable qui explique à l’Agence France Presse : “Avoir réussi à stabiliser les émissions pendant 17 ans, tout en gagnant en PIB et en croissance, ce n’est déjà pas si mal”. Reste à attendre les résultats de l’évolution des émissions de gaz à effet de serre, non disponibles pour le moment. Le 13 août 2010 à 18:15 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

SDGE wants ratepayers to cover fire damage costs

first_imgSDG&E wants ratepayers to cover fire damage costs November 28, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Updated: 5:40 PM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – For the past 10-years SDG&E has been fighting to have ratepayers cover 100 percent of the losses incurred from all damages caused by the 2007 fires, and the damages were substantial, about $2 billion in insurance covered about 85% of those costs, but SDG&E still wants ratepayers to cover the other 15%, $379 million.After losing in the lower courts, SDG&E has taken the case to the state supreme court. In addition, the utilities are going to the legislature to change the laws to allow for 100% of fire damages to be covered by ratepayers even if the utilities negligently cause fires. And they want ratepayers to cover all damages from future fires.KUSI’s Steve Bosh has the details center_img Steve Bosh Steve Bosh, Posted: November 28, 2018last_img read more

Suncity at Miss Macau event Hoiana on track for December launch golf

first_imgSuncity Group’s Vietnam integrated resort, Hoiana, is set to open the first of its facilities in September with the company confirming it is now adding the final touches to the IR’s 18-hole golf course.Speaking with Inside Asian Gaming during the presentation of the final round of competition in the 2019 Miss Macau contest, sponsored by Suncity, at The Parisian Macao on Monday, Suncity Group Assistant Vice President of Marketing Communications James Wong revealed that Hoiana’s golf course is due to open in September with the rest of the property on track for a soft opening in December.As part of joint marketing efforts for both Hoiana and Miss Macau, contestants will visit Hoiana’s golf course later this year as well as conducting other promotional activities in nearby Hoi An.“Suncity Group has been working closely with the Macau government to develop diversified entertainment, or what we call integrated entertainment, and Miss Macau is a very iconic IP event of Macau,” Wong told IAG.The participants will also receive intensive training sessions in make-up instruction, etiquette, personal image consultation, dress code, interpersonal communication, catwalk and performances all coached by experts in their fields.This year’s Miss Macau contestants at The Parisian Macao on MondayOrganizers have set an official voting system for citizens to vote for their favorite candidate. More information about the voting system is available on www.mpamacau.com.Suncity Group holds a 34% stake in Hoiana, the joint venture project that also includes VinaCapital and VMS Investment Group. Suncity recently revealed that Hoiana, being built on 986 hectares, would open primarily as a VIP property due to limited hotel capacity, but would eventually become an “entertainment hub.”last_img read more

100 yaba traders but not Badi surrender

first_imgyaba. File PhotoMore than 100 traffickers of illegal narcotic substance called yaba, have surrendered to the law enforcement in Cox’s Bazar under a government-sponsored rehabilitation process.The listed yaba traders, who were taken to the surrender ceremony venue on Saturday morning, include four brothers and 12 relatives of former Awami League member of parliament (MP) Abdur Rahman Badi, the number one person in the list prepared by the home ministry.However, Abdur Rahman Badi himself refrained from surrendering. Saiful Karim, the second man in the list, is reportedly staying abroad. Badi’s wife Shahin Akhter is now an MP of the ruling party.The yaba traders were seen handing over yaba pills and guns to home minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal at the gathering at Teknaf Pilot High School. Inspector general of police Javed Patwary was present.Only 24 out of 73 listed top yaba traders in the tourist district that has border with Myanmar surrendered, according to the police.Of the rest (49), six have already been killed since a drive that began May last year. Others numbering 43 traders are yet to surrender.“Those who have not surrendered have to face a dire consequence,” the home minister told the programme organised by the law enforcement, after months of discussion about the surrender.He mentioned that the surrender of yaba traders is a process as part of the drive against illegal arms and drugs.According to officials, names of 26 traders including Badi as the key patron, his five brothers and one sister were listed both by the home ministry and the Narcotics Control Department.Asaduzzaman warned that a stern action would be taken if anyone of the local administration is found involved in illegal drug trafficking.The home minister asked the members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) to gear up surveillance along the border with Myanmar to stop entry of yaba.Those who surrendered include Badi’s brothers Abdul Shukkur, Abdul Amin, Mohammad Shafiq and Mohammad Foysal, Badi’s cousin Kamrul Islam Rasel and nephew Shahedur Rahman Nipun.Teknaf upazila parishad’s chairman Zafar Ahmed’s son Didar Mia, Hilar union parishad members Nurul Huda and Zamal Hossain, Teknaf municipality councilor Nurul Bashar Nurshad, woman councilor Kohinur Begum’s husband Shah Alam, Teknaf sadar UP member Enamul Haque and upazila BNP general secretary’s two brothers Ziaur Rahman and Abdur Rahman, among others, surrendered.Each of them was implicated in lawsuits up to 16.Around 300 people were killed in what the law enforcement called ‘crossfire’or ‘gunfights’ across the country since the crackdown against drugs began on 4 May last year.Among them, 44 were killed in Cox’s Bazar alone.Officials said yaba traders have been brought in for surrender at police lines in Cox’s Bazar since mid-January as part of the ‘initiative to bring yaba traders to normal life’.Cox’s Bazar superintendent of police ABM Masud Hossain, however, said two separate lawsuits in connection with drug and arms will be filed with Teknaf model police station.There is no scope of general amnesty for them, the police official said, the law will take its own course.last_img read more

A splash of African culture

first_imgStunning acrobatic performances, a mighty African statue and creative artworks await you at the Afro Festival in Delhi. So, wave a Jambo- that is hello in swahili- and get onto this bandwagon.A breathtaking beautiful show of juggling arts, dramatic street entertainment and an exhibition of sculptures and paintings have been put together to celebrate the vibrant culture of Africa in the capital. The Afro Festival will open on 3 July with creative artworks and cultural display and go on to entertain the Delhites till 7 July. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The festival brings to life the experience of its people as a living and dynamic tradition that continues to evolve at the turn of the 21st century. To increase public understanding and appreciation of African art and culture, the festival is devoted exclusively to African way of life. This stunning exhibition integrates everyday life of the people, related objects with paintings and performances and interaction with the artists. This major festival presents exquisite examples of eclectic art and sculptures from Africa. Featuring works of Thomas Ongon’ga, Michael Soi, Edward Orato, Dennis Muragiri and James Oluoch, each creation showcases the artist’s mood, aesthetics and personal journey of creating their pieces of art. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThemes explored in this exhibit are inspired by everyday activities of people in Africa, warrior-clans and wildlife. The artists’ interpretation of their work is grounded in the belief that ‘The people of Africa have created an extraordinary cultural heritage, deeply embedded in a beautiful yet fragile physical environment’. The colors in the art work are bright and bold in shades of red, ochre-yellow and ebony black.To celebrate the fun spirit, feast upon the acrobatic experience that blends circus arts with the surreal to create a world where physical strength rubs shoulders with the dare devil acts. The Jambo acrobats are backed by foot thumping Afro Caribbean music. Two acrobats each holding on to large rings that suddenly make them airborne, with a third one reaching out for them to add drama. They toss their spinning props across the stage to one another. And just when you think this is over the top, they amaze you with a finale that is probably, for anyone else on earth, impossible to perform. Look out for choreographed entertainment as you watch jugglers performing tricks and catching tossing balls in seconds. The multimedia displays are magnificent, followed by acts of bottle balancing. The magnificent and daring act is performed effortlessly under the limbo pole- the height of a beer bottle. While Capital drowns in an African cultural fiesta, dig in for your share of fun and frolic.last_img read more

Did Facebook just have another security scare

first_imgFacebook’s public image suffered quite a few setbacks in recent times. The Cambridge analytica scandal has opened up a pandora’s box full of questions about user data security and privacy. In the recent senate hearings, Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg had an apologetic tone and he promised to give utmost importance to user data security. The misfortunes however, doesn’t seem to be over for Zuckerberg and Facebook. In a latest security scare, a bug had caused quite a ruckus for the tech giant. Facebook composer bug Now let’s talk about the bugs, yes, you read that correctly, there were more than one recent Facebook bugs affecting user data and privacy. The first bug was related to the Facebook message composer. According to Facebook’s Chief Privacy Officer Erin Egan, the bug affected composer’s privacy settings in a way that when the users were creating new posts, it automatically changed the privacy settings to public. This meant that user updates which might have been private, were available publicly. This bug had affected 14 million users worldwide and it was active during 18th May to 22nd May 2018. It took Facebook till 27th May to identify the bug and then rectify the problem. As a trust building measure, Facebook had sent notifications to all the users affected by this breach. A snapshot of the Facebook notification looked like this: Source: Techcrunch Automatic Unblocking bug The second incident occurred was between 29th May to 5th June. This particular incident was reported via a Facebook blog post which stated that a bug that had affected around 800k Facebook users, had temporarily unblocked contacts and enabled previously blocked contacts to message or view the details of the respective users. This security breach was in a way potentially dangerous since it openly allowed stalking or even harassment. Facebook had although stated that this bug had unblocked one contact per user. The official Facebook notification to the affected users looked like this: Source: Facebook Blog Facebook Analytics Data leak The story of bugs is not over yet. There were recent reports that the Facebook analytics data of around 3 percent Facebook apps were leaked to testers accidentally. This was  due to a faulty automated email system according to Facebook. Although Facebook insists on the fact that no personal user data was leaked, still this incident doesn’t go down well keeping in mind the company’s latest record of user privacy and data secrecy. Facebook is trying to be transparent in its approach to tackle this menace of recurring bugs, but how successful their efforts will be, only time and their future actions will tell. Read Next The Cambridge Analytica scandal and ethics in data science Mark Zuckerberg’s Congressional testimony: 5 things we learned F8 AR Announcementslast_img read more

Blacklist warnings spread on websites in North Korea

first_imgIf not the result of a hack, the scattershot nature of the blacklist warnings and the relative ease with which they can be circumvented would suggest a more tentative and possibly experimental effort at controlling Internet use than the sophisticated Great Firewall that makes it impossible for most Chinese to access Facebook or even the widespread government censorship of Internet sites in South Korea.“This effort seems a bit random,” said James Lewis, an expert in computer security who is a director and senior fellow at the Washington D.C.-based Center for Strategic and International Studies. “Why send a warning about some sites, block some, but not block others? Either the DPRK is developing a more comprehensive policy but changed their mind, or they’ve been hacked.”Lewis added, however, that countries have the right to control their national networks.“In practice, authoritarian regimes or religious regimes control more, democratic regimes control less,” he said. “It’s expensive, so there are often ways to circumvent controls, but most users are too lazy to do this.”Shutting down a particular user or group of users on a social media site isn’t difficult. It can be done either by blocking access to IP addresses or by malicious codes. Instagram itself can and does shut down accounts reported for spam or inappropriate content. Filters to block out specific sites, like the ones used by parents to keep children from viewing adult content, aren’t unusual either. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Top Stories TOKYO (AP) — North Korea, already one of the least-wired places in the world, appears to be cracking down on the use of the Internet by even the small number of foreigners who can access it with relative freedom by blacklisting and blocking social media accounts or websites deemed to carry harmful content.The move won’t be noticed by most in the North since hardly anyone has access to the Internet. But it could signal increasing concern in Pyongyang over the flow of real-time photos, tweets and status updates getting out to the world and an attempt to further limit what the few North Koreans able to view the Internet can see. Comments   Share   Parents, stop beating yourself up Sponsored Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility For most North Koreans, official interference with online activity is anything but subtle.Instead of the World Wide Web, North Korea has its own “intranet,” which looks a lot like the Internet but is sealed off from the global web and allows users to access only a tiny number of government-sanctioned websites. The few North Koreans who are granted Internet access — including some government and military officials, IT technicians and computer science students — get it only in public settings under close supervision.Cell phones are now a common sight in North Korea. There are more than 2 million in use. But while many have access to the domestic intranet and can be used for email and playing games, they cannot be used for international calls and, of course, do not have access to the Internet.That’s why the North’s decision in 2013 to allow Koryolink to begin providing the 3G data service for mobile devices, while restricted to foreigners willing to pay a fairly hefty price, was seen as a litmus test of how far North Korea might be willing to go with online freedoms.While regular users are very few in number, photos from North Korea on Instagram, in particular, have since provided a unique and largely unfiltered window on daily life in North Korea, albeit one limited by the normal restrictions on what foreigners in the North are allowed to see in the first place. But they have also posed a quandary for North Korean officials who are highly concerned about the flow of information and images in and out of the country. Just days before the blacklist warnings were first seen in Pyongyang by The AP, photos of a fire that broke out on June 11 at a major hotel in Pyongyang were widely posted and viewed on the Internet, though the North’s official media did not cover the incident or release any photographs.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Patients with chronic pain give advice Warnings, in Korean and English, are now appearing on a wide array of sites, including social media such as Instagram, Tumblr and Flickr and websites like the South Korean news agency Yonhap, along with specific articles about the country. The warnings say the sites have been blacklisted for harmful content and cannot be accessed.There has been no announcement of a policy change by the North Korean government or the North’s mobile service carrier, Koryolink, a joint venture with Egypt’s Orascom Telecom and Media Technology. With no official confirmation, it was impossible to rule out the possibility the warnings resulted from a hack of some sort.The explicit blacklisting of sites would be a break with past practice in North Korea, when officials most likely monitored the Internet activity of foreign users but did so quietly. The 3G data connection on mobile phones itself has not been disrupted and many sites, including Facebook and Twitter, continued to function normally.But signs of concern that local eyes may be trying to peek into the crack opened for foreigners to use the Internet have been growing.From late last year, Koryolink began blocking the function that allows smart phones to be turned into wifi hotspots that can share their Internet connection with other nearby devices. Officials last year also tightened restrictions on wifi use at embassies, probably to keep local residents from illegally “piggybacking” off of wifi signals near their compounds. 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologistlast_img read more

Jasper Conran has introduced dining for nonreside

first_imgJasper Conran has introduced dining for non-residents at L’Hôtel Marrakech. The dining room and roof terrace are now available for non-residents of the hotel to book for lunch and dinner.L’Hôtel Marrakech prides itself on its approach to serving delicious traditional Moroccan home cooking in the manner Italians would describe as cucina della nonna (‘Grandmother’s cooking’). The emphasis on dining at L’Hôtel is the use of fresh local produce, attentive service and comfortable relaxed surroundings.Tables in the dining room are set with fine Egyptian cotton. Inviting armchairs and banquettes offer comfort and ease as fresh, vibrant salads and slowly cooked tagines are brought to the table, celebrating the finest seasonal ingredients.With breathtaking views of the Atlas Mountains and planted with orange, fig and olive trees, jasmine, bougainvillea, honeysuckle and geraniums the roof terrace is an idyllic place to dine in the open air. 
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Private sector indebtedness still a concern IMF says

first_imgDespite the sizable and sustained improvement in the island’s economy, private sector indebtedness remained high, putting pressure on banks and limiting new lending, the International Monetary Fund said.In its staff concluding statement of the second post-bailout program monitoring mission, the IMF urged Cypriot authorities to amend foreclosures and insolvency laws in a bid to tackle the high stick of non-performing loans (NPLs) and restart structural reforms.The IMF, which along with the EU and the ECB, had financed Cyprus’ €10bn bailout in 2013, noted that economic growth continued to accelerate, supported by construction, tourism and professional services while unemployment dropped further.“However, despite a sizable and sustained improvement in macroeconomic conditions, private sector indebtedness remains extremely high and continued weak payment discipline has kept nonperforming loans at very high levels,” the statement said. “The need for additional provisions and limited opportunities for new lending continue to weigh on banks’ profitability.”The IMF said it expected the rapid pace of economic expansion to continue with GDP projected to grow by around 4 per cent during 2018-2019, “underpinned by a pipeline of mainly foreign-funded, large construction projects, notwithstanding somewhat slower growth in private consumption due to better compliance by households with regard to their contractual debt obligations.”The statement said Cyprus is not expected to have problems repaying its debt, under a baseline scenario, although that could change if significant contingent liabilities from banks’ distressed assets materialise, an excess supply of luxury properties were to generate a new boom-bust cycle, or fiscal discipline were eroded by yielding to spending pressures.“Strengthening payment discipline, avoiding pro-cyclical policies and adopting macro-critical structural reforms would help preserve financial stability, protect the downward trajectory of public debt, and support balanced and durable growth,” the fund said.To achieve a sustainable and durable reduction in NPLs, Cyprus would have to strengthen its payment culture, the IMF said.That would entail amending legal frameworks for insolvency and foreclosure to incentivize borrowers to engage with banks to reach mutually-agreeable restructuring solutions based on commercial terms.Limited, well-targeted fiscal support to lower-income distressed borrowers can strengthen their financial viability and promote payment compliance throughout the duration of the loan.Reliance on third-party loan servicing companies should continue and be made fully operational, and any NPLs transferred to nonbank entities should not be merely warehoused.“The recently-announced search for strategic investors in the Cyprus Cooperative Bank is a welcome development and should proceed in a smooth manner.”The IMF said the government should withdraw incentives supporting the construction sector and a durable mechanism for keeping the public-sector wage bill in check should be instituted.It should also restart structural reforms; the effectiveness of commercial claims enforcement and the efficiency of the courts should be strengthened to improve the payment culture and investment environment.Plans for expedited investment procedures while also phasing out incentives for construction could attract capital into innovative sectors and help diversify the sources of GDP growth.Corporate governance and operational efficiency should be strengthened in key semi-governmental and private entities to modernize the economy and make it more flexible. You May LikeSUVs | Search AdsThese SUVs Will Take Your Breath Away. Research 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsSUVs | Search AdsUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoAuthorities release five of 12 Israeli rape suspects, seven due in court FridayUndoVarosha move merely a ‘PR stunt’ by Ozersay, expert saysUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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